OpenNotes submitted comments and recommendations to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to assist in modernizing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
U.S. News Health – If you’re like most patients in the U.S., you haven’t a clue what your doctor writes about you in your health record. Despite a move toward more transparency in medicine
“It was twenty years ago today / Sgt Pepper taught the band to play” … well, today’s the 20th birthday of Seinfeld episode #139, October 17, 1996. This was the famous segment where Elaine looked in her chart and found she’d been marked “Difficult.”
By JANICE D. WALKER, CATHERINE L. ANNAS, and TOM DELBANCO Twenty years ago Sunday, President Bill Clinton signed legislation that profoundly changed health care
Many physicians are not comfortable sharing their progress notes with patients, concerned that they will take offense, be confused and add to the practice workload by calling or emailing with questions. But under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), physicians must share their notes with patients who ask. Some physicians have embraced this…
Patients have the right under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to access their entire medical chart, including clinicians’ progress notes. But most hospitals and practices view that requirement as a burden and have set up time, cost and logistical barriers to prevent patients from seeing and obtaining copies of their own…